League of Arab States (LAS)

EENI- School of International Business

Subject: The Arab League. The Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Syllabus:

  1. The Arab World
  2. The Arab League
  3. The Economy of the Arab region
  4. The International Trade of the Arab Countries
  5. The Greater Arab Free-Trade Area
  6. Relationships between the League of Arab States and the different regional economic groups
  7. The MENA region (the Middle East and North Africa)
  8. The Afro-Arab Cooperation
  9. The Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA)
  10. Case Study:
    1. Orascom Telecom
    2. Etisalat
  11. The Arab Development Funds

The objectives of the subject “The Arab League” are the following:

  1. To understand the aims, functions, and affiliated institutions of the Arab League
  2. To know the economic profile of the MENA region
  3. To assess the benefits for the member countries and the areas of cooperation of the Arab League
  4. To know the Greater Arab Free-Trade Area
The subject “The League of Arab States” is studied...
  1. Masters: International Business, Muslims Countries
  2. Doctorate in Business in the Islamic Countries
  3. Course: The Middle East (Distance learning)
Master and Doctorates for the Middle East Students

Languages of study English or Spanish Liga Árabe French Ligue Arabe.

  1. Credits of the subject “The Arab League”: 1 ECTS Credits
  2. Duration: one week

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Sample of the subject - The League of Arab States:
League of Arab States

Description of the Subject: The League of Arab States

The Arab world is a rich compound of many and different influences

  1. Various ethnic, linguistic and religious groups live in the Arab region
  2. The Arabic language and Islam stand for its main cultural characteristics
  3. The Arab people, spread over a huge area, benefit from common links of history
  4. The Arabs (21 countries) consider being part of one nation (Ummah)
  5. The Arab people are united through their participation in the League of Arab States
  6. The agriculture is the main economic activity. The largest food crops are wheat, barley, rice, maize, and millet; mainly consumed within the Arab region, while cotton, sugarcane, sugar beets and sesame are exported as cash crops
  7. Only some Arab Countries have petroleum and natural gas resources
  8. Other natural resources in the Arab Countries are iron-ore, lead, phosphate, timber, and manganese
  9. Saudi Arabia is the strongest economy in the Arab world. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is the top Arab economy
  10. Qatar is the richest developing country in the World (Gross domestic product per capita)

The Arab people use the Arabic language. Farsi, the language of Iran, and Urdu, the language of Pakistan and some parts of India, are written in Arabic script. The influence of the Arabic language has been most important in the Islamic Countries. Arabic influence on other languages: Sindhi, Punjabi, Gujarati, Berber, Kurdish, Pashto, Persian, Swahili, Urdu, Hindustani, Turkish, Cypriot Greek, Malay, Rohingya, Bengali, Tagalog (the Philippines) or Indonesian.

The Arab League, or the League of Arab States, is a regional organisation of the Arab States in the MENA region (the Middle East and North Africa).

  1. The League of Arab States was formed in 1945 in Cairo (Egypt) with six members: Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, and Syria. Yemen joined the League of Arab States in 1945.
  2. The Arab League has twenty-two members: Algeria, Bahrain, the Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria (suspended), Tunisia, the United Arab Emirates, and Yemen
  3. The Observer States of the Arab League are Eritrea, Brazil, Venezuela, and India
  4. The League of Arab States is implicated in political, economic, cultural, and social programs intended to promote the interests of the Arab member economies
  5. The League of Arab States is rich in resources, with a large petrol and natural gas resources
  6. The Arab League also has great fertile lands (South of Sudan, the food basket of the Arab world)

The Arab League belongs to the Islamic Civilisation and the African Civilisation.

The MENA region (the Middle East and North Africa)

  1. The Middle East: Bahrain, Cyprus, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Palestine (the Israeli-occupied Gaza Strip and West Bank), Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Yemen
  2. The North African Countries: Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, and Tunisia.

The MENA region (the Middle East and North Africa) has huge reserves of petroleum and natural gas that make it an essential source of global economic stability. The MENA region has 70% petroleum reserve and 46% of the natural gas reserves in the World.

Arab League (Arabic)

Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA)

Arab League

Afro-Arab Cooperation

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